Council has a couple of interesting agenda items for Monday.
One is a Safe Routes to School grant application for Hallman Elementary School. It asks for $382,000 in Federal funds through ODOT in order to build and improve sidewalks so kids can more safely walk and bike to school.
More interesting is renewing the Downtown Parking District Tax. The tax rate is $130.69 per spot next year to maintain a parking spot in downtown Salem. The total tax levy of the district is $373,550 for the next fiscal year.
$97,289.41 is the cost for the Chemeketa Parkade (26.04%),
$57,282.55 for the Liberty Parkade (15.33%),
$161,088.23 for the Marion Square garage (43.12%).
Total number of spots is 2809.
The total cost to run the District next year is apparently $2,217,690 or $789.49 per spot. Over a 20 year life of a spot, at these rates a spot is worth $15,789.80.